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IMIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN 




SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCE! 




TABLE OF CONTENTS 




THE CAMPUS 

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES 

FACILITIES 

DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS 
Botany 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 
Entomology 

Genetics and Development 
Microbiology 
Physiology and Biophysics 

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS 
Cell Biology 
Ecology 
Genetics 

Master's Degree Programs 
Neural and Behavioral Biology 
Plant Physiology 



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With an increased demand for 
education at every level, the University 
of Illinois has responded by achieving 
high academic standards, leading in 
research, and developing its resources 
for the good of mankind. The Univer- 
sity today is one of the most valuable 
instruments for social change. New 
advances to meet world needs in 
health, science technology, govern- 
ment, and the arts frequently have 
their origins at this institution. The 
University of Illinois, which ranks high 
among all American universities with 
an annual research expenditure ap- 
proaching $50 million, contributes a 
large share to serve the immediate 
needs of society. 

The study of life sciences is in its 
second century at the University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was 
part of the initial curriculum in 1868 
and continues in its importance today 
over a hundred years later. Perhaps 
the most significant contribution of 
the School of Life Sciences has been 
the development of thousands of 
graduates whose influence has been 
felt in educational institutions 
throughout the United States and in 
many foreign countries of the world. 

The vitality of life sciences at Illinois is 
indicated by the recent creation of 
two new departments: Genetics and 
Development and Ecology, Ethology, 



and Evolution. These new depart- 
ments are just one indicator of the in- 
creasing dimension and viability of life 
sciences at this institution. Also, one 
of the more exciting possibilities of 
studying life sciences at Illinois is the 
array of interdisciplinary programs. In 
addition to the classical departments 
of microbiology, physiology and 
biophysics, botany, and entomology, 
we have interdisciplinary programs in 
neurobiology, cell biology, plant 
physiology, genetics, and ecology 
which allow students to develop 
programs along functional lines with 
faculty members from many depart- 
ments. 

The association with the School of 
Basic Medical Sciences will add a new 
dimension to the graduate programs 
in life sciences as we interdigitate with 
the medical programs more directly 
than ever before. In this amazing time 
in the world where we are faced with 
such exciting developments as the 
potential to create new cell species by 
isolating and recombining segments of 
DNA, we enter into a whole new 
world of genetic engineering which 
will be sharply scrutinized by not only 
the scientific community but govern- 
ment agencies and the public at large. 

Faced with these and other exciting 
problems, life sciences at Illinois is 
prepared to meet these challenges of 



the future. With some 20000 undergraduates and a graduate student 
population of 400, we feel that life sciences at Illinois is more viable 
than ever in its distinguished history. 

The graduate degrees offered in the School are the M.S. degree in 
Biology and the Teaching of Biology, the master's and doctor of 
philosophy in botany, entomology, physiology and biophysics, micro- 
biology, plus a Ph.D. in Biology in the interdisciplinary programs of 
cell biology, plant physiology, neurobiology, ecology, and the new 
departments of Genetics and Development and Ecology, Ethology, 
and Evolution. Specific comments on these various departments and 
interdisciplinary programs can be obtained in the pages of this bro- 
chure. The major thrust of the research programs at Illinois perhaps 
can best be described through the research interests of its faculty. On 
the following pages the research programs of our faculty and depart- 
ments are briefly described. From these can be gleaned something of 
the excitement and variety that characterize graduate studies in life 
sciences at Illinois. Further information concerning graduate studies at 
this institution can be obtained from the various departments. We ex- 
tend to you with enthusiasm and pride the facilities of the depart- 
ments and graduate programs of life sciences at the University of Illi- 
nois at Urbana-Champaign. 



Joseph R. Larsen 
Director of SOLS 




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THE CAMPUS 



The University of Illinois at Urbana- 
Champaign is the main campus of the 
University. Located 130 miles south of 
Chicago in the twin cities of Cham- 
paign and Urbana, which have a total 
population of approximately 100,000, 
this campus has an enrollment of 
about 34,000, including approximately 
8,000 graduate students in 84 fields of 
study. 



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THE SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES 



The School of Life Sciences (SOLS), 
a division of the College of Liberal 
Arts and Sciences and the Graduate 
College, is composed of the Depart- 
ments of Botany; Ecology, Ethology, 
and Evolution; Entomology; Genetics 
and Development; Microbiology; and 
Physiology and Biophysics. The facul- 
ty includes over 100 biologists repre- 
senting a great diversity of interests. 



The School organization is somewhat 
unique. Departments retain autonomy 
in their academic programs, each of- 
fering both undergraduate and 
graduate programs. However, because 
of the interaction of the departmental 
faculty members with other faculty 
within the School and with faculty in 
departments and colleges outside the 
School and Liberal Arts and Sciences, 
a number of interdisciplinary programs 
also are offered under the aegis of the 
School. As a result of this organiza- 
tion, graduate students find a wide 
scope of research from which to 
choose and a large degree of flexibility 
in planning their programs. 




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FACILITIES 



In addition to the most modern equip- 
ment with which to conduct research, 
students and faculty have a number of 
special research facilities available to 
them including: 



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Computing Services Office (CSO) 



Campuswide computing facilities for 
instruction and for use in research by 
both students and faculty are provided 
by the Computing Services Office. 
The central facility, located in the 
Digital Computer Laboratory has an 
IBM System/360-75, DEC-10, and the 
newly acquired CYBER 175. CSO pro- 
vides consulting, keypunching serv- 
ices, and assistance in statistical appli- 
cations for computer center users. 



Terminals located throughout the 
campus provide convenient job entry 
stations. One terminal, located in 
Commerce Building (West), also pro- 
vides keypunching, consulting, and 
programming assistance, with special 
orientation to applications in the 
social sciences. Computer facilities are 
available to students and faculty in all 
disciplines on an around-the-clock 
basis. 



Center for Electron Microscopy (CEM) 



CEM is a campuswide research and 
teaching facility, fully equipped with 
some of the best instruments avail- 
able. The facility houses a variety of 
electron microscopes, general speci- 
men preparation labs, micromotomy 
labs, and several darkrooms. Eleven 
microscopes in the center represent 
the three major modes of operation: 
transmission electron microscopy, 
scanning electron microscopy, and 
electron microprobe analysis. The 
pride of the center is a state-of-the-art 
transmission electron microscope. The 
University of Illinois is the first institu- 
tion in the country to own this instru- 
ment. 



One of the primary functions of the 
center is to cater to the research 
needs of the university community. In 
fulfilling this function, the center pro- 
vides a number of research-related 
services. The first is to provide all 
campus researchers with access to the 
expensive equipment in the lab. 

The second primary function of the 
CEM is to provide instruction in elec- 
tron microscopy. Classes are open pri- 
marily to graduate students; however, 
when space permits, a few under- 
graduates are allowed to enroll. 



Illinois Natural History Survey 



The Illinois Natural History Survey, 
while a division of the State Depart- 
ment of Registration and Education, 
operates under the supervision of the 
Board of Natural Resources and Con- 
servation. The survey is oriented pri- 
marily to research on the renewable 
natural resources of the State and 
their protection and intelligent use. 
While its central laboratories are on 
the Urbana-Champaign campus of the 
University of Illinois, the survey 
operates field laboratories at Havana 
on the Illinois River, Sullivan on Lake 
Shelbyville, Kincaid near Lake Sang- 
chris. Ridge Lake near Charleston, and 
in Stephen A. Forbes State Park near 
Kinmundy, as well as smaller labora- 
tories at the Dixon Springs Experiment 
Station and the Morton Arboretum 



near Lisle. 

The survey's specific research 
emphasis may vary from time to time 
dependent upon the nature of existing 
or potential threats to our natural re- 
sources or as new uses are developed 
for these resources. Its regular staff 
members are organized for administra- 
tive purposes into Sections of Faunis- 
tic Surveys, Botany and Plant Path- 
ology, Economic Entomology, Wildlife 
Research, and Aquatic Biology. 

Resources of the survey are available 
to faculty and graduate students in 
the School of Life Sciences, and 
several survey staff members have 
joint appointments in the departments 
in SOLS. 



Museum of Natural History 



The Museum of Natural History of the 
University of Illinois, situated in the 
Natural History Building, has served 
students and visitors since the 1870s. 
It is designed as a teaching museum 
through its displays and the use of its 
many excellent research specimens. 

Special collections are housed in the 
museum. Outstanding research collec- 
tions of reptiles and amphibians from 
Central America, mammals from the 
arid Southwest, and shells from all 
parts of the world are a part of the 
museum's holdings. 



Research specimens used by students 
and scholars for advanced scientific 
studies number over 400,000. The ap- 
proximate number of identified, 
labeled specimens in these research 
collections include: 

Mammal Specimens 51,000 

Bird Specimens 5,400 

Reptiles and Amphibians 94,000 

Fish Specimens 600 

Fossil Specimens 11,000 

Mollusk Specimens 250,000 





Mass Spectrometry Center 



Located in the School of Chemical 
Sciences, this center houses one of 
the most advanced chemical analysis 
systems in the United States. The 
center currently has five machines, all 
made by Varian-MAT of Bremen, 
BRD, including: 

The CH-5 medium resolution machine 
(ca. 10,000) which is used for analysis 
of solid, liquid, or gas samples in the 
El (Electron Impact) mode. 

The MAT 311 A is also a medium reso- 
lution machine (ca. 20,000) which is 
used for solid and liquid samples, in- 
troduced either by sample probe or 
GC and ionized by either El, Fl (field 
ionization), or FD (field desorption). 
The 311 A is extremely sensitive and is 
capable of producing useful spectra 
from sample quantities of less than 1 
nanogram. 

The MAT 112 is a low resolution (ca. 



Library 



The University Library, with cata- 
logued collections exceeding five mil- 
lion volumes, is the largest state uni- 
versity library in the country. Some of 
the outstanding collections are in the 
biological sciences. Besides the main 
library, there are thirty-four specialized 
libraries at convenient locations on the 
campus, including an excellent 
Biology Library in Burrill Hall. 



3,000) instrument which is used for 
solid and liquid samples introduced on 
the solid sample probe or through a 
GC and ionozed by either El or CI 
(chemical ionization) or FI-FD. 

The MAT 731 is a very high resolution 
(ca. 110,000) instrument with El, Fl 
and FD, GC or solid sample probe in- 
troduction, electrical or photoplate de- 
tection, and manual or computerized 
mass measurement. 

The GD-150 is a small Dempster type 
machine used for isotope ratio mea- 
surements. 

In addition, the center has 2 Varian V- 
72 computers with Statos 31 and 41 
printer/plotters, disc and magnetic 
tape storage, and Textronic 4010 
interactive terminals, and with MAT 
Discos data system software. The 
computers are converted to various 
machines as needed. 



Natural Areas 



Tracts owned by the University in- 
clude a variety of upland forest habi- 
tats, floodplain forests, reconstructed 
prairie, and abandoned farmlands for 
research manipulations. 



BOTANY 

The research of the faculty members 
of the Department of Botany repre- 
sents a wide range of botanical spe- 
cialities, including the following sub- 
ject areas: anatomy, biological rhy- 
thms, bryology, chemotaxonomy, cy- 
tology, ecology, genetics, mycology, 
paleobotany, photosynthesis, phyco- 
logy, physiology, and systematics. The 
faculty's interaction with faculty in 
other departments of the School of 
Life Sciences and of the College of 
Agriculture broadens the scope of 
study and research available to grad- 
uate students in Botany. In addition to 
offering the Master of Science and 
Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 
Botany, the department also actively 
participates in interdepartmental doc- 
toral degree programs in cell biology 
and virology, ecology, genetics, and 
plant physiology. 

Graduate students are expected to ac- 
quire breadth in their botanical back- 
grounds as well as depth in their areas 
of specializations. Knowledge of the 
principles of ecology, genetics, 
morphology, pathology, physiology, 
and systematics is of great 
importance. 

For further information write: 

Dr. J.B. Hanson, Professor and Head 

Department of Botany 

289 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 




FACULTY* 



Arntzen, Charles J. 
Associate Professor 
(USDA/ARS) 



Structural organization of chloroplast membranes; mechanisms of energy transduction in biological mem- 
branes. 



Bazzaz, Fakhri A. 
Associate Professor 
(Forestry) 



Population dynamics and physiological ecology of old field species; community organization; effects of heavy 
metals on plant photosynthesis. 



Boyer, John S. 

Professor 

(Agronomy) 



The role of water in plant growth: (1) water transport; (2) metabolic effects, specifically photosynthesis and ni- 
trogen metabolism. 



Carothers, Zane B. 
Professor 



Structural studies of gametogenesis and fertilization in bryophytes and lower vascular plants; studies of 
vascular plant anatomy. 



Crane, J. Leland 
Associate Professor 
(Natural History Survey) 



Systematics and conidium ontogeny in the Fungi Imperfecti; Illinois Fungi; mycological nomenclature. 



deWet, Johannes M.J. 

Professor 

(Agronomy) 



Origins of variability in higher plants; mechanisms of gene transfer across sterility barriers; ethnobotany. 



Dickinson, David B. 

Professor 

(Horticulture) 



Plant cell wall formation; pollen physiology and studies of pollen allergenics; enzyme regulation of carbohy- 
drate metabolism. 



Govindjee 
Professor 



Biochemical, biophysical, and physiological mechanisms of photosynthesis in single celled algae, chloroplasts, 
and sub-chloroplast particles. 



Grunwald, Claus H. 

Professor 

(Natural History Survey) 



Biosynthesis of phytosterols; physiological function of phytosterols, especially in the structure and function of 
membranes; plant growth substances, dwarfing mechanism. 



Haney, Alan W. 

Associate Professor 

(Secondary and Continuing Education) 



Ecological studies of weedy plants; educational research on methods, attitudes, and achievement. 



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(Botany Faculty Cont.) 



Hanson, John B. 
Professor and Head 



Ion transport in roots and mitochondria, primarily at the level of membrane mechanisms. 



Hoffman, Larry R. 
Professor 



Ultrastructural studies of green algae, special interest in fertilization and flagellar apparatus of motile cells; 
structural and experimental studies on algal viruses. 



Jones, Almut G. 
Curator, Herbarium 

Meins, Frederick, Jr. 
Associate Professor 



Taxonomy, phytogeography and biosystematics of Aster (Compositae) and Osmorhiza (Umbelliferae); vascular 
plants of Sangamon River basin - species distribution. 

Use of plant cell culture and parasexual methods to study the inheritance of differentiation and the tumor 
phenotype. 



Phillips, Tom L. 
Professor 



Evolution of lower vascular plants in the Paleozoic Era; Pennsylvanian coal swamp vegetation in American and 
European coal basins. 



Rogers, Dc.iald P. 
Professor emeritus 



Mycology: comparative morphology, phylogeny, cytology, taxonomy; botanical nomenclature; history of 
botany. 



Sargent, Malcolm L. 
Associate Professor 



Biochemical-genetics of fungi, especially Neurospora, as applied to biological clocks (circadian rhythms) and 
development of mycoviruses; bryology, especially developmental and reproductive physiology. 



Seigler, David S. 
Associate Professor 



Biochemical systematics, investigation of taxonomic and phytochemical aspects of secondary plant products; 
phytochemical studies of cyanogenic compounds, flavonoids, and terpenes in selected plant groups. 



Shearer, Carol A. 
Assistant Professor 



Role of fungi in aquatic systems as decomposers of plant material of terrestrial and aquatic origin, and as food 
sources for aquatic invertebrates. 



Tuveson, Robert W. 
Professor 



Virus-like particles in fungi as a basis for maternal inheritance; radiation sensitive mutants in E. coli and 
Neurospora. 



Vanderhoef, Larry N. 
Associate Professor 



Plant hormones, growth and development, photomorphogenesis; auxin action at the cellular and biochemical 
level. 



Wraight, Colin A. 
Assistant Professor 



Biophysics of energy conservation in biological membranes; electron and ion transport and phosphorylation in 
oxidative and photosynthetic systems. 



Young, David A. 
Assistant Professor 



Biosystematics of flowering plants. 



ECOLOGY, ETHOLOGY, AND EVOLUTION 



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The Department of Ecology, Ethology, 
and Evolution administers graduate 
degree programs as areas of speciali- 
zation in Biology in the following 
areas: ethology, functional anatomy, 
physiological mechanisms of behavior, 
evolution, community and population 
ecology, biogeography, quantitative 
analysis of ecological and behavioral 
systems, behavioral-genetics, 
karotypic analysis, systematics, and 
taxonomy. Emphasis in the program is 
interdisciplinary. 

Research programs of the staff in- 
clude investigations of the dynamics 
and evolutionary basis of ecological 
and behavioral phenomena associated 
with populations, species, com- 
munities, and ecosystems, so most 
research efforts involve field in- 
vestigations with research in such 
diverse regions as the tropics and tun- 
dra, in addition to local areas. Faculty 
research interests encompass a wide 
range of organisms. 

Students in this program receive the 
Master of Science and/or the Doctor 
of Philosophy in Biology with a 
specialization in Ecology, Ethology, 
and Evolution. 

For further information write: 

Dr. Lowell L. Getz, Professor and Head 
Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 
515 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Urbana, Illinois 61801 




FACULTY* 

Banks, Edwin M. 

Professor 

(Psychology, Animal Science) 

Batzli, George 0. 
Associate Professor 



Social behavior and behavioral ecology of mammals. 



Dynamics of natural populations and organization of ecosystems. 



Carter-Porges, Sue 
Assistant Professor 
(Psychology) 

Fagen, Robert 
Assistant Professor 



Interactions of physiology and behavior, as applied to mammalian reproductive behavior. 



Vertebrate ethology and population biology; mathematical and statistical approaches to behavioral biology. 



Frazzetta, Thomas H. 
Associate Professor 



Evolutionary mechanisms of complex adaptive systems. 



Getz, Lowell L. 
Professor and Head 



Population dynamics of small mammals, interdisciplinary studies of population regulatory mechanisms. 



Ghent, Arthur W. 
Professor 



Application of biometric methods in assessing population distributions. 



Herricks, Edwin E. 
Assistant Professor 
(Civil Engineering) 



Aquatic ecology and the effects of stress on aquatic systems. 



Hirsch, Jerry 

Professor 

(Psychology) 



Behavior genetic analysis and animal behavior. 



Hoffmeister, Donald F. 

Professor 

(Museum, Natural History) 



Taxonomy and systematics, zoogeography, life histories, and faunal surveys of mammals. 



Karr, James R. 
Associate Professor 



Structure and function in the evolution of biological communities, tropical ecology. 



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(Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Faculty Cont.) 



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Kieffer, George H. 
Associate Professor 



Biological education and ethical issues in life sciences. 



Lee, M. Raymond 
Associate Professor 



Mammalian karyotypes; evolutionary significance of chromosomal variation in wild populations. 



Lowry, William P. 

Professor 

(Institute Environmental Studies) 



Climatology and atmospheric science, bioclimatology, air pollution climatology, and urban climatology. 



Maxson, Linda 
Assistant Professor 



Evolutionary biology; biochemical and immunological approaches to amphibian systematics. 



Salmon, Michael 
Associate Professor 



Animal communication, acoustic communication in marine fish and Crustacea. 



Sanderson, Glen 

Professor 

(Natural History Survey) 



Wildlife biology; population dynamics, ecology and radiotelemetry of wild animals. 



Smith, Philip W. 

Professor 

(Natural History Survey) 



Systematics and ecology of fresh water fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. 



Sweeney, Daryl C. 
Associate Professor 



Invertebrate zoology; comparative neurochemistry and pharmacology, plankton ecology; behavior of lower in- 
vertebrates. 



Willson, Mary F. 
Professor 



Plant-animal coevolution; plant reproductive strategies, resource allocation, and pollination ecology; avian 
ecology. 




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ENTOMOLOGY 



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First taught at the University in 1869, 
Entomology has a long and 
distinguished history at Illinois. The 
traditional strengths in this depart- 
ment have been in economic en- 
tomology, toxicology, taxonomy, 
systematics and more recently 
physiology. The department offers 
graduate study leading to the Master 
of Science and Doctor of Philosophy 
degrees with areas of specialization in 
behavior, biochemistry, development, 
ecology, economic and medical en- 
tomology, morphology, physiology, 
taxonomy, and toxicology. All mem- 
bers of the department are actively in- 
volved in research programs. General 
research interests of the faculty in- 
clude all of the aforementioned sub- 
ject matter. Scientists from the State 
Natural History Survey with joint ap- 
pointments in the department also 
participate in the direction of graduate 
students. 

The departmental facilities available to 
students and faculty include 
laboratories and equipment for the 
most modern biological research 
ranging from the taxonomic, 
behavioral, and ecological through the 
biochemical, developmental, 
physiological, and toxicological areas 
of entomology. In addition to depart- 
mental facilities, the State Natural 
History Survey provides for research 
in agricultural and economic en- 
tomology. 



For further information write to: 

Dr. Stanley Friedman, Professor and Head 

Department of Entomology 

320 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 




FACULTY* 



Berlocher, Stewart H. 
Assistant Professor 

Delcomyn, Fred 
Assistant Professor 

Fraenkel, Gottfried S. 
Professor Emeritus 

Friedman, Stanley 
Professor and Head 

Horsfall, William R. 
Professor Emeritus 

Hummel, Hans E. 
Assistant Professor 

Jaycox, Elbert R. 

Professor 

(Horticulture) 

Kogan, Marcos 
Associate Entomologist 
(Natural History Survey) 

LaBerge, Wallace E. 
Professor, Taxonomist 
(Natural History Survey) 

Larsen, Joseph R. 
Professor 

Luckmann, William H. 

Professor 

(Head, Economic Entomology, 

Natural History Survey) 



Biochemical systematics. 



Insect physiology and behavior. 



Insect physiology. 



Insect physiology and biochemistry. 



Insect bionomics and medical entomology. 



Insect toxicology, pheromones, and physiology. 



Apiculture and behavior of social insects. 



Insect/plant interactions and soybean entomology. 



Insect taxonomy. 



Insect physiology and ultrastructure, and morphology. 



Economic entomology. 




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(Entomology Faculty Cont.) 



MacLeod, Ellis G. 
Associate Professor 

Metcalf, Robert L. 

Professor 

(Institute Environmental Studies) 

Price, Peter W. 
Associate Professor 

Ruesink, William G. 
Assistant Entomologist 
(Natural History Survey) 

Selander, Richard B. 
Professor 

Stannard, Lewis J., Jr. 
Professor Emeritus 

Sternburg, James G. 
Professor 

Waldbauer, Gilbert P. 
Professor 

Willis, Judith H. 
Associate Professor 



Evolutionary biology of insects. 



Insect toxicology, environmental toxicology, and pest 
management. 



Insect ecology. 
Pest management. 

Ecology, behavior and taxonomy of beetles. 
Insect taxonomy. 

Insect toxicology, morphology, and ecology. 
Insect nutrition, behavior, and ecology. 
Insect physiology and development. 



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GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENT 



The Department of Genetics and 
Development administers a graduate 
degree program, as an area of 
specialization in Biology, that offers 
training in genetics, developmental 
biology, and cell biology over many 
levels of biological organization and in 
many organisms. Major areas of 
research for students in this program 
include biochemical, cellular, and 
population genetics; developmental 
regulation, differentiation and pattern 
formation; and the application of 
genetics to problems in develop- 
mental and cell biology. 

Research interests of the faculty in- 
clude the entire range of biological 
organization (molecular, cellular, 
organismic, and populations). 

Students in this program receive the 
Doctor of Philosophy in Biology with a 
specialization in Genetics and De- 
velopment. 

For further information write: 



Dr. Edward H. Brown, Associate Professor and Head 

Department of Genetics and Development 

515 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 




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FACULTY* 



Alger, Nelda E. 
Associate Professor 



Immunoparasitology (immunology of parasite diseases and biological control of malaria and trypanosomiasis) 



Brown, Edward H. 
Associate Professor 
and Head 



Developmental genetics (genetic and cytological aspects of embryonic development and oogenesis in Droso- 
phila). 



Daniel, William L. 

Assistant Professor 

(School Basic Medicai Sciences) 



Mammalian genetics (genetic control of acid hydrolases and their effects upon lipid metabolism) 



Davenport, Richard 
Associate Professor 



Developmental biology (animal development and oogenesis). 



Futrelle, Robert P. 
Assistant Professor 



Developmental and mathematical biology (developmental genetics of cellular slime molds; theories of pattern 
formation; cell motion; real-time computer systems for interactive analysis of moving images in biomedicine 
and behavior). 



Kruidenier, Francis 
Professor 



Helminth parasitology (cytochemistry, histochemistry, and ultrastructure of trematodes). 



Laughnan, John R. 

Professor 

(Agronomy) 



Maize genetics (extranuclear inheritance and the basis of cytoplasmic male sterility). 



MacLeod, Ellis G. 
Associate Professor 



Cytology (physiology and cytology of insect reproduction and insect cytogenetics). 



MacLeod, Roderick 
Associate Professor 
(Director, Center for 
Electron Microscopy) 



Virology and immunology (viruses and autoimmune diseases). 



Maxson, Linda R. 
Assistant Professor 



Evolutionary biology (biochemical and immunological approaches to amphibian systematics; evolution of 
proteins and their uses as molecular clocks; comparative evolution of structural and regulatory genes). 



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Meins, Frederick, Jr. 
Associate Professor 



Developmental biology (inheritance of specialized cell phenotypes in plant development and the suppression 
of malignancy in plant tumor diseases). 



Nanney, David L. 
Professor 



Protozoan genetics and development (ciliate morphogenesis and formal genetics of tetrahymena). 



Sargent, Malcolm L. 
Associate Professor 



Fungal biochemical genetics (circadian rhythms in Neurospora; viruses as agents of cytoplasmic inheritance in 
Neurospora). 



Selander, Richard B. 
Professor 



Insect behavior and systematics (comparative anatomy, ontogeny, behavior, distribution, and ecology in 
Coleoptera). 



Steffensen, Dale M. 
Professor 



Cell biology and cytogenetics (gene localization in Drosophila, other Diptera, and higher vertebrates including 
the human species, with emphasis on molecular cytogenetics and the genes involved with protein synthesis). 



Steiner, William W. 
Assistant Professor 



Population and ecological genetics (genetics of the microevolutionary process and relationships between en- 
zyme polymorphism and physiological traits). 



Stocum, David L. 
Associate Professor 



Developmental biology (cytodifferentiation, morphogenesis, and pattern formation; vertebrate organ 
regeneration). 



Tuveson, Robert L. 
Professor 



Microbial genetics (viruses as agents of cytoplasmic inheritance in Neurospora; UV-sensitivity and genetic 
recombination). 



Watterson, Ray L. 

Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Avian organogenesis (development of organ systems, especially nervous, circulatory and endocrine systems, 
and effects of drugs on histogenesis and organogenesis). 



Whitt, Gregory S. 
Associate Professor 



Developmental genetics (developmental, biochemical, and evolutionary genetics of eukaryotes, with emphasis 
on gene expression and regulation). 



Willis, Judith H. 
Associate Professor 



Developmental bioiogy (hormonal control of cell differentiation in insects) 



Woese, Carl R. 
Professor 



Molecular evolution (origin and evolution of the genetic apparatus and basic mechanisms of gene expression). 



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MICROBIOLOGY 



The Department of Microbiology has 
over twenty faculty members with a 
wide range of research interests. 
Current major research includes host- 
parasite interaction, food 
microbiology, microbial physiology, 
virology, developmental biology, 
membrane structure and function, im- 
munology, immuno-chemistry, en- 
zyme structure and function, 
pathogenic microbiology, rumen 
microbiology, biochemistry of 
anaerobic bacteria, mechanisms of 
pathogenesis, metabolic control, 
molecular taxonomy, intestinal 
microecology, gnotobiotic animals, 
and mechanisms of mutagenesis. 

This department has broad represen- 
tation of faculty members with joint 
appointments in other academic units, 
including Dairy Science, Food Scien- 
ce, the College of Veterinary Medicine 
and the School of Basic Medical 
Sciences, and in other interdisciplinary 
programs, which results in a high 
degree of interdepartmental in- 
teraction. As a result, there is no stan- 
dard program for graduate studies. 
Each student, in consultation with the 
head of the department, the graduate 
student adviser, and his thesis adviser 
designs his own program of studies. 




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For further information write: 

Dr. Ralph DeMoss, Professor and Head 

Department of Microbiology 

131 Burrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 




FACULTY* 



Bryant, Marvin P. 
Professor 
(Dairy Science) 

Burke, Daniel D. 
Assistant Professor 

Carl, Philip L. 
Assistant Professor 

DeMoss, R.D. 

Professor and Head 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 

Drake, John W. 

Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 

Gabridge, Michael G. 

Associate Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 

Helm, Alice C. 
Assistant Professor 

Kallio, R.E. 
Professor 

Kaplan, Samuel 
Professor 

Kaufman, Stephen 
Assistant Professor 
(School Basic Medical Sciences) 

Konisky, Jordan 
Assistant Professor 



Nutrition, ecology, physiology, and taxonomy of anaerobic bacteria; rumen microbiology. 

Molecular and developmental biology; gene expression and nuclear protein synthesis during development. 

Molecular biology and genetics; mechanism of DNA synthesis and its control in bacteria. 

Microbial physiology and biochemistry; biosynthesis, structure, and function of enzymes; metabolic regulation; 
intestinal microecology. 

Molecular biology and genetics; molecular genetics of bacteriophage T4; chemical basis of mutation. 
Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis; mycoplasma; host-parasite interactions. 

Capsular material of yeast; isolation and identification of bacteria in frozen food products. 

Microbial biogeochemistry and enzymology; metabolism of aromatic and aliphatic compounds, including 
pesticides and carcinogens. 

Molecular genetics; macromolecular organization and regulation; subcellular differentiation; biochemistry of 
membrane development. 

Specialized cell development and interactions; cellular and molecular events in the humoral antibody response 
and in myoblast fusion. 



Molecular biology; biosynthesis, mode of action, and structure of colicins; structure and function of bacterial 
membranes and cell envelopes. 



( ) indicate additional departmental affiliations in units outside SOLS. 



(Microbiology Faculty Cont.) 



Meyer, Richard C. 

Professor 

(Veterinary Pathology and Hygiene) 



Pathogenic microbiology; host-parasite relationships; viral and bacterial enteric diseases. 



Ordal, Z. John 
Professor 
(Food Science) 



Physiology and biochemistry of spore formation and germination; bacterial cell injury and repair; production of 
microorganisms for food. 



Reichmann, M.E. 

Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Structure and function of animal viruses; biochemistry of virus replication; defective viruses. 



Savage, Dwayne C. 

Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Intestinal microecology; host-parasite relationships; effects of indigenous microbes on mammalian physiology. 



Voss, Edward W., Jr. 
Professor 

Wachsman, Joseph T. 

Associate Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Immunochemistry; biosynthesis and structure of antibodies; purification and characterization of receptors on 
antibody-producing cells. 

Nucleic acid synthesis and repair; biochemistry and molecular biology of mammalian cells and viruses. 



Weber, Michael J. 

Associate Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Molecular basis of viral oncogenesis; control of cell-surface structure and function. 



Woese, Carl R. 
Professor 



Molecular genetics; molecular basis for the genetic code and the evolution of the cell. 



Wolfe, Ralph S. 
Professor 



Microbial biochemistry and ecology; unusual procaryotes; anaerobic and methane bacteria; electron carriers. 



Wong, Paul K.Y. 

Assistant Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Genetics of murine leukemia virus; tumor virus-cell interactions. 



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PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS 



The Department of Physiology and 
Biophysics offers graduate training 
leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 
both Physiology and Biophysics. Both 
programs emphasize physico- 
chemical approaches to the operation 
of biological systems. 

The program in Physiology seeks to 
insure a student's knowledge of the 
principles of animal function and to 
develop the skills and insights to gene- 
rate and answer research questions in 
animal physiology. The Physiology 
program offers research specialization 
in the general areas of adaptational 
and comparative physiology, cellular 
physiology, mammalian physiology, 
endocrinology, neurophysiology, and 
functional anatomy. 

The program in Biophysics is designed 
to provide the student with sufficient 
training in mathematics, physics, 
chemistry and biology to enable him 
to apply the conceptual and in- 
strumental approach of the physical 
sciences to the solution of biological 
problems. The Biophysics program of- 
fers research specialization in 
molecular biophysics, membrane 
biophysics, photobiology, and quan- 
titative neurophysiology. 

The research faculty includes mem- 
bers from the College of Agriculture, 
College of Engineering, School of 
Veterinary Medical Sciences and the 



Departments of Chemistry and 
Psychology, as well as from both the 
School of Life Sciences and School of 
Basic Medical Sciences. 

For further information write: 

Dr. James E. Heath, Head 

Department of Physiology and Biophysics 

524 Burrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 




FACULTY* 



Anderson, John D. 

Professor 

(Associate Dean, 

School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Morphological and biochemical studies on protoplasmic streaming and ameboid movement. 



Bahr, Janice M. 
Assistant Professor 
(Animal Science) 



Follicular steroidogenesis in vivo and in vitro in mammals, control mechanisms; mechanisms of ovulation. 



Barker, David J. 

Assistant Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Comparative neurophysiological studies of mammalian somatic sensory and motor systems in relation to 
behavioral and morphological specializations; neural coding in somatic sensory system; neurobehavioral 
studies of limbic system structure and function. 



Barr, Lloyd 
Professor 



Electrical properties of tissues; mechanisms of communication between cells; analysis of plasma membranes 
from excitable cells. 



Barrett, J. Michael 

Assistant Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Ultrastructural and functional correlations of mammalian renal epithelia; ultrastructure and cytochemistry of 
renal peroxisomes (microbodies) during hyperlipoidemia and hypolipoidemia. 



Bieger, Detlef 

Assistant Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Pharmacology and neurophysiology of basal ganglia and midbrain indoleamine and catecholamine neurons; 
forebrain control of deglution; pharmacogenic movement disorders. 



Buetow, Dennis E. 
Professor 



Mechanisms of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis; correlation of cell particulate structure and function; cellular 
and comparative biology of aging. 



Cheng, Hazel P. 

Assistant Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Origin, differentiation, and renewal of epithelial cell types in mouse small intestine; adenylate cyclase in Golgi 
fractions of rat liver (biochemical and cytological procedures). 



Connor, John A. 
Associate Professor 



Ion-specific conductances in nerve and muscle membranes; activity patterns of nerve cells in simple networks. 



Delcomyn, Fred 
Assistant Professor 



Neural basis of behavior in insects and other invertebrates. 



'( ) indicate additional departmental affiliations in units outside SOLS. 



(Physiology and Biophysics Faculty Cont.) 



DeVries, Arthur L. 
Assistant Professor 



Adaptational physiology of lower vertebrates; glycoproteins and proteins as "antifreeze" agents in cold water 
fishes; mechanism of biosynthesis and related problems of kidney function; effect of hydrocarbons on protein 
synthesis in fish. 



Donchin, Emanuel 

Professor 

(Psychology) 



Physiological mechanisms of attention as reflected in the cortical evoked responses of man and other 
primates; electrical potentials associated with cognitive functions and motor potentials; temporal mechanisms 
in vision; computer applications in biological research. 



Ducoff, Howard S. 

Professor 

(Bioengineering) 



Mechanisms of and factors influencing recovery from radiation injury in insects; physiology of senescence; UV 
photobiology. 



Dunn, Floyd 

Professor 

(Electrical Engineering, 

Bioengineering) 

Ebrey, Thomas G. 
Associate Professor 



Bioacoustics; acoustical properties of living systems; ultrasonics; interaction of ultrasound and biological 
media. 



Vision; structure of visual pigments; structure of photoreceptor membranes; control of permeability of 
photoreceptors. 



Gennis, Robert B. 
Assistant Professor 
(Chemistry and Biochemistry) 



Protein-lipid interactions; structural and functional role of lipids in membrane enzymes; membrane-active an- 
tibiotics. 



Govindjee 
Professor 



Biophysical aspects of photosynthesis; mechanisms of excitation energy transfer and the primary 
photochemical events; relationships between chlorophyll a, fluorescence delayed light emission, and photo- 
synthesis. 



Hartline, Peter H. 
Assistant Professor 



Neurobiology; visual mechanisms in invertebrates (squid and octopus); interaction of infrared-visual perception 
in snakes. 



Heath, James E. 

Professor and Head 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Temperature regulation of vertebrates and insects; central nervous system control of temperature; tem- 
perature adaptation and evolution of temperature control; insect flight and motor control. 



Helman, Sandy I. 

Associate Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



The processes of transepithelial transport in epithelial tissues, principally the renal nephron and the isolated 
skin. 



Hertig, Bruce A. 

Professor 

(Mechanical & Industrial Engineering) 

Hockman, Charles H. 

Associate Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Industrial heat stress; work physiology; ergonomics. 



Limbic system modulation of somatic and visceral mechanisms, and drug effects on these systems; mode of 
action of psychotropic compounds; basal ganglia and movement disorders. 



Jakobsson, Eric G. 
Assistant Professor 



Electrically excitable membranes; mathematical biophysics. 



Jendrasiak, Gordon L. 
Assistant Professor 



Electrical properties of lipids and lipid bilayers, nuclear magnetic resonance studies of lipids; studies of ion-cell 
membrane interactions. 



Katzenellenbogen, Benita S. 

Associate Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Mammalian reproductive physiology, in particular the early biochemical and physiological interactions between 
the steroid sex hormones and their target tissues; effects of estrogens on uterine tissues; control mechanisms 
involved in cell growth and differentiation. 



Kemper, Byron W. 

Assistant Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Pharmacology; synthesis and secretion of parathyroid hormones; synthesis and translation of eukaryotic 
mRNA. 



Kicliter, E. Earl 

Assistant Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Neuroanatomy; comparative functional anatomy of visual mechanisms; biochemical correlates and mor- 
phological and physiological bases of color vision. 



Kokko-Cunningham, Aulikki 

Associate Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Electron microscopy and histochemistry; ultrastructural changes in the organ of Corti after intense stimuli. 



Larsen, Joseph R. 
Professor 



Ultrastructure and function of insect sensory receptors and central nervous system. 



Nalbandov, Andrew V. 

Professor 

(Animal Science) 



Mechanisms of ovulation in mammals and birds, mechanisms of corpus luteum formation, maintenance and 
function; neuroendocrinology; role of innervation in ovarian function. 



Prosser, C. Ladd 
Professor Emeritus 



Physiological adaptation of aquatic poikilotherms; biochemical and central nervous adaptations to tem- 
perature; electrophysiology of fish brain; comparative physiology of nonstriated muscle; conduction and ionic 
and mechanical properties of smooth muscle. 



(Physiology and Biophysics Faculty Cont.) 



Ramirez, Victor D. 

Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Neuroendocrinology of ovulation in mammals; LH-RH metabolism at neuronal level; maturation of the 
gonadotropin control system; mechanism of onset of puberty. 



Rhoten, William B. 
Assistant Professor 
(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Anatomy; ultrastructural and functional correlations in pancreatic islets of diverse species. 



Satinoff, Evelyn 

Professor 

(Psychology) 

Schmidt, Paul G. 
Assistant Professor 
(Chemistry and Biochemistry) 



Behavioral and physiological thermoregulation; fever; neurochemical basis of thermoregulation; neural control 
of hibernation; hypothalamic motivational mechanisms. 



Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of proteins, enzymes, and nucleic acids. 



Sherwood, 0. David 

Assistant Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Reproductive endocrinology; isolation and characterization of protein hormones and their receptors with par- 
ticular interest in the follicle-stimulating hormone and relaxin. 



Sleator, Wiiliam W. 
Professor 



Fundamental cellular mechanisms in heart, skeletal, and smooth muscle; analysis of the activation and ex- 
citation-contraction coupling processes. 



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Stolpe, Stanley G. 

Associate Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Ovarian and adrenocortical transplantation in rodents; liver restoration following partial hepatectomy in various 
vertebrates; anomalies in human morphology. 



Sweeney, Daryl C. 
Associate Professor 



Comparative neurochemistry; the metabolism and pharmacology of catecholamines and indoleamines in 
relation to synaptic transmission and behavior; invertebrate physiology. 



Taylor, Aubrey B. 
Professor Emeritus 



Ultrastructural changes characteristic of the various cell organelles involved in cellular aging. 



Teigler, Henry I. 
Professor 
(Health Sciences) 



Pathologic physiology of metabolism and the cardiovascular system. 



Terjung, Ronald L. 

Assistant Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Acute response of the muscular, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems to exercise; energy metabolism; 
fatigue; training adaptations in heart and different types of skeletal muscle. 



Twardock, A. Robert 

Professor 

(Veterinary Physiology and 

Pharmacology) 

Weber, Gregorio 

Professor 

(Biochemistry) 



Ion transport in biological membranes, with emphasis on mineral elements and the placenta, as influenced by 
age, nutrition, and endocrine status; mineral metabolism in mammals. 



Fluorescence spectroscopy of macromolecules and ligand binding to proteins. 



Willis, John S. 
Professor 



Cellular adaptations to low temperature of hibernating mammals; biochemical mechanisms of active ion trans- 
port; use of cells in culture as models of physiological adaptation. 



Woese, Carl R. 
Professor 



Molecular genetics, molecular biology. 



Wraight, Colin A. 
Assistant Professor 



Energy conservation in oxidative and photosynthetic electron transport; membrane biophysics; plant cell 
electrophysiology. 



Zehr, John E. 

Associate Professor 

(School Basic Medical Sciences) 



Interactions of the cardiovascular, endocrine, and central nervous systems and their regulation of renal func- 
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INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS 



The School of Life Sciences adminis- Each of these five graduate in- 



ters interdisciplinary programs in cell 
biology, ecology, neural and 
behavioral biology, plant physiology, 
and for the master's degree in biology. 



terdisciplinary programs is directed by 
an executive committee consisting of 
faculty members participating in the 
program. Faculties of the programs 
represent a large degree of breadth in 



the biological sciences, with depart- 
mental and college affiliations outside 
of the School and the College of 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as 
departments within the School 
represented. 



CELL BIOLOGY 



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Faculty members of several depart- 
ments who are interested in the fun- 
damental problems involving cellular 
growth, metabolism, and development 
participate in the interdisciplinary Cell 
Biology doctoral program. Research 
interests of the faculty represent a 
range of areas including medical 
sciences, developmental analysis of 
both procaryotic and eucaryotic 
organisms, and biophysical charac- 
terization of cellular systems. 

Interaction with faculty and other 
students in the program is em- 
phasized. Each student has a five- 
person advisory committee with 
whom he/she consults regularly to 
select appropriate course work and 
research projects. 

For further information write: 

Professor Charles J. Arntzen, Chairman 

Cell Biology Program 

387 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 




FACULTY 



Alger, Nelda 

Professor 

Genetics and Development 

Arntzen, Charles J. 
Associate Professor 
Botany 

Barr, Lloyd 

Professor 

Physiology and Biophysics 

Baumrucker, Craig 
Assistant Professor 
Dairy Science 



Immunology/immunochemistry; cellular metabolism and regulation. 



Bioenergetics; membrane phenomena, development, photosynthesis. 



Bioenergetics; membrane phenomena; ultrastructure, development, molecular and cellular genetics. 



Bioenergetics; membrane phenomena, cellular metabolism and regulation; ultrastructure. 



Brown, Edward H. 
Associate Professor 
Genetics and Development 



Development; ultrastructure; molecular and cellular genetics. 



Buetow, Dennis E. 

Professor 

Physiology and Biophysics 



Molecular and cellular genetics; cellular metabolism and regulation; tissue culturing. 



Carl, Philip E. 
Assistant Professor 
Microbiology 



Molecular and cellular genetics. 



Drake, John W. 

Professor 

Microbiology 

Ducoff, Howard S. 

Professor 

Physiology and Biophysics 

Friedman, Stanley 

Professor 

Entomology 



Molecular and cellular genetics; virology. 



Radiation biology; repair of DNA damage; cellular metabolism and regulation; molecular and cellular genetics. 



Cellular metabolism and regulation; development. 



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(Cell Biology Faculty Cont.) 



Gabridge, Michael 

Associate Professor 

Microbiology, 

School Basic Medical Sciences 

Govindjee 
Professor 
Botany, Physiology and Biophysics 

Hanson, John B. 

Professor 

Botany 

Hummel, Hans E. 
Assistant Professor 
Entomology 

Kaplan, Samuel 

Professor 

Microbiology 

Katzenellenbogen, Benita 
Associate Professor 
Physiology and Biophysics, 
School Basic Medical Sciences 



Host-parasitic reactions; bioenergetics; membrane phenomena; ultrastructure. 



Photobiology, bioenergetics, membrane phenomena. 



Bioenergetics and membrane phenomena; development; cellular metabolism and regulation. 



Cellular metabolism and regulation; bioenergetics; membrane phenomena; ultrastructure. 



Molecular and cellular genetics; cellular metabolism and regulation, development; bioenergetics; membrane 
phenomena. 



Development; cellular metabolism and regulation, ultrastructure; immunology/immunochemistry. 



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Konisky, Jordan 
Assistant Professor 
Microbiology 

Larsen, Joseph R. 

Professor 

Entomology, 

Physiology and Biophysics 

Lee, M. Raymond 

Associate Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 



Bioenergetics; membrane phenomena; molecular and cellular genetics; cellular metabolism and regulation. 



Ultrastructure; development. 



Vertebrate chromosomes (especially mammalian). 



MacLeod, Roderick 
Associate Professor 
Genetics and Development 




Immunology/immunochemistry; virology; cellular metabolism and regulation. 



Maxson, Linda 
Assistant Professor 
Genetics and Development 



Molecular systematics/evolution; phylogenetics; molecular and cellular genetics. 



Meins, Fred 
Associate Professor 
Botany 



Development; cellular metabolism and regulation. 



Nanney, David L. 

Professor 

Genetics and Development 



Molecular and cellular genetics; development. 



Reichmann, M.E. 

Professor 

Microbiology 

Rhoten, William B. 
Assistant Professor 
Physiology and Biophysics, 
School Basic Medical Sciences 



Virology; molecular and cellular genetics; cellular metabolism and regulation. 



Development, ultrastructure, membrane phenomena, experimental diabetes. 



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(Cell Biology Faculty Cont.) 



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Sargent, Malcolm L. 
Associate Professor 
Genetics and Development, 
Botany 

Steffensen, Dale M. 

Professor 

Genetics and Development 

Stocum, David L. 
Associate Professor 
Genetics and Development 







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Molecular and cellular genetics; virology; biological rhythms, development; cellular metabolism and regulation. 



Molecular and cellular genetics. 



Development; bioenergetics; membrane phenomena. 



Vanderhoef, Larry N. 
Associate Professor 
Botany 

Voss, Edward W. 

Professor 

Microbiology 

Wachsman, Joseph T. 
Associate Professor 
Microbiology 

Weber, Gregorio 

Professor 

Biochemistry 

Weber, Michael 
Associate Professor 
Microbiology 

Whitt, Gregory S. 
Associate Professor 
Genetics and Development 

Willis, Judith H. 
Associate Professor 
Genetics and Development, 
Entomology 

Wong, Paul 

Assistant Professor 

Microbiology, 

School Basic Medical Sciences 



Development; cellular metabolism and regulation. 



Immunology/immunochemistry; protein chemistry. 



Cellular metabolism and regulation; development; microbial metabolism. 



Bioenergetics; membrane phenomena. 



Virology; malignant transformation; development. 



Isozyme structure and evolution; development; cellular metabolism and regulation. 



Development; cellular metabolism and regulation; molecular and cellular genetics. 



Virology, molecular and cellular genetics; tissue culture. 



Wraight, Colin 

Assistant Professor 

Physiology and Biophysics, Botany 



Bioenergetics; membrane phenomena; cellular metabolism and regulation. 



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ECOLOGY 



Faculty members from the Depart- 
ments of Botany; Ecology, Ethology, 
and Evolution; Entomology; En- 
vironmental Engineering; Forestry; 
Genetics and Development; Lan- 
dscape Architecture; Physiology and 
Biophysics; and the Natural History 
Survey participate in the in- 
terdepartmental ecology doctoral 
program. This program emphasizes 
the study of basic interrelationships 
among organisms and their en- 
vironment. Areas of specialization in- 
clude physiological, population, com- 
munity, systems, and evolutionary 
ecology. 

Students may conduct doctoral 
research in any of the departments 
represented by the program's faculty. 
Although there are core requirements 
for all students, study programs 
beyond the core are adjusted to in- 
dividual interests. 

For further information write: 

Dr. George 0. Batzli, Chairman 

Ecology Program 

387 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 



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FACULTY 



Batzli, George 0. 

Associate Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 

Bazzaz, Fakhri A. 
Associate Professor 
Botany, Forestry 

Boyer, John S. 
Professor 
Botany, Agronomy 

Fagen, Robert M. 

Assistant Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 

Frazzetta, Thomas H. 

Associate Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 

Getz, Lowell L. 

Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 

Ghent, Arthur W. 

Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 

Haney, Alan W. 

Associate Professor 

Botany, 

Secondary and Continuing Education 

Heath, James E. 

Professor 

Physiology and Biophysics, 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 



Population and community ecology; dynamics of natural populations, community organization, interactions 
between herbivores and vegetation, arctic ecology. 



Plant ecology; ecology of succession on abandoned land, physiological requirements, population dynamics 
and community organization of plants. 

Physiological ecology; physiological and physical mechanisms of plant-environment interactions, effects of 
water on plant growth. 



Vertebrate ethology and population biology; quantitative approaches to behavioral biology, play behavior, and 
behavioral evolution. 



Evolutionary biology; evolutionary mechanisms of complex adaptive systems, interactions of population 
biology with morphology, development, and paleontology. 

Population ecology; population dynamics of smail mammals, population regulatory mechanisms, effects on 
agricultural systems. 

Population ecology; application of biometric methods in assessing population distributions, behavior, and 
distribution of freshwater clams and crayfish. 



Plant ecology; autecology of introduced plants, synecology of prairies and bogs. 



Physiological ecology; physiology of animals, temperature regulation and temperature adaptation in terrestrial 
vertebrates and insects. 



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(Ecology Faculty Cont.) 



Herricks, Edwin E. 
Assistant Professor 
Environmental Engineering, 
Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 

Karr, James R. 

Associate Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 

Lowry, William P. 

Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, 

Institute for Environmental Studies 



Aquatic ecology; effects of stress on aquatic systems. 



Community ecology; community organization of birds and fresh-water fish, management of natural systems, 
tropical ecology. 



Climatology and atmospheric ecology; bioclimatology, air pollution, urban climatology. 



Maxson, Linda R. 
Assistant Professor 
Genetics and Development, 
Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 

Metcalf, Robert L. 

Professor 

Entomology, 

Institute for Environmental Studies 



Evolutionary biology; immunological approach to amphibian systematics, evolution of proteins, structural 
genes and regulatory genes. 



Environmental toxicology; concentration of insecticides in model ecosystems, development of biodegradable 
insecticides, integration of pest management systems. 



Price, Peter W. 
Associate Professor 
Entomology 



Community ecology of insects; parasitoid-host, herbivore-plant and pollinator-flower interactions, evolutionary 
strategies of insects, applications to agricultural systems. 



Rolfe, Gary L 
Associate Professor 
Forestry 



Forest ecology; nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems, effects of forest management on water quality, ap- 
plications to forest management. 



Sanderson, Glen C. 

Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, 

Natural History Survey 



Wildlife biology; population dynamics, ecology, radiotelemetry, and management of wild animals. 



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Selander, Richard B. 

Professor 

Genetics and Development 



Insect ecology; behavior, development, distribution, and systematics of blister beetles and other insects; 
systematic theory and numerical taxonomy. 



Shearer, Carol A. 
Assistant Professor 
Botany 



Aquatic ecology; decomposition of plant material in aquatic systems, role of microorganisms in decomposition 
and trophic structure of streams. 



Steiner, William W.M. 
Assistant Professor 
Genetics and Development 



Population and ecological genetics; genotype-environment interactions in Drosophila, adaptive significance of 
biochemical polymorphisms. 



Sweeney, Daryl C. 

Associate Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, 

Physiology 



Invertebrate zoology; behavior and ecology of lower invertebrates; plankton ecology. 



Unzicker, John D. 
Assistant Professor 
Agricultural Economics, 
Natural History Survey 

Waldbauer, Gilbert P. 

Professor 

Entomology 

Wilkin, Donovan C. 
Assistant Professor 
Landscape Architecture 



Invertebrate zoology; ecology and systematics of terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates, especially arthropods. 



Behavioral and physiological ecology of insects; interactions of insects with host plants and predators, 
mimicry, applications to agriculture. 



Systems ecology; systems analysis and simulation, environmental impact analysis, application to land use 
planning, design, and resource management. 



Willson, Mary F. 

Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 



Evolutionary ecology; social organization, foraging, and community organization of birds; reproductive 
strategies, pollination, dispersal, and resource allocation in plants. 



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GENETICS 



A program leading to the Doctor of 
Philosophy in Genetics is provided 
through the cooperative efforts of 
faculty members in a number of 
departments in the College of Liberal 
Arts and Sciences and the College of 
Agriculture. This interdisciplinary 
program is administered by a campus 
Genetics Program Committee. 



Students may take courses offered by 
a number of different departments 
and may conduct thesis research un- 
der the direction of any of the many 
faculty members on the campus 
engaged in genetics research. Training 
is available in molecular, microbial, 
developmental, population, quan- 
titative, behavioral, and applied plant 
and animal genetics, as well as human 
genetics, cytogenetics, and evolution. 
Opportunities for doctoral research are 
available with a wide choice of ex- 
perimental organisms ranging from 
viruses to vertebrates. 

For further information write: 

Dr. Edward H. Brown, Chairman 

Genetics Program Committee 

515 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 




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MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS 



In addition to the Master of Science 
degrees offered by the various depart- 
ments, the School Of Life Sciences 
has two Master's degree programs: 
The Master of Science in biology 
(M.S.) and the Master of Science in 
the Teaching of Biological and 
General Science (MST). 

The Master of Science Program is 
designed for students who wish to 
continue study but have not yet 
decided upon an area of specialization 
or for students who may need ad- 
ditional preparation prior to entering a 
professional school such as law, 
medicine, or veterinary medicine. 
Programs are designed to fit individual 
needs. At least one unit of work must 
be in special topics and a report must 
be submitted on the work prior to 
graduation. 

For further information write: 

Professor L.N. Vanderhoef, Chairman 

Master of Science Program 

387 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 

The Program for the Master of Scien- 
ce in the Teaching of Biological and 
General Science is for those who in- 
tend to become, or are, teachers of 
biology and general science in secon- 
dary schools or junior colleges. The 



goals of the program are to develop 
breadth in biological training, in- 
cluding molecular through ecological 
concepts, and an area of 
specialization. The latter is especially 
important to students planning to seek 
positions in junior colleges. 



For further information write: 

Professor Alan Haney, Chairman 

MST Program 

387 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 




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NEURAL AND BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY 



The interdisciplinary Neural and 
Behavioral Biology doctoral program 
is designed to provide individualized 
training in preparation for research 
and training careers in neurosciences. 

Both breadth of knowledge and 
breadth of research experience in 
neurobiology are considered vital to 
students in this program. To insure 
the desired breadth, students are 
required 1) to complete research ap- 
prenticeships in several laboratories 
and 2) to complete a major in one and 
a minor in at least two of the following 
areas: neuroanatomy, neurobiological 
genetics, neuroendocrinology/neuro- 
chemistry, neuroethology, neuro- 
physiology, and neuropsychology. 

Each student has a faculty committee 
representing his/her major and minor 
areas. This committee sets the 
student's course requirements to 
assure a broad, rigorous scholarly 
background and appropriate 
preparation for research in a speciality. 

For further information write: 

Professor Peter H. Hartline, Chairman 
Neural and Behavioral Biology Program 
387 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Urbana, Illinois 61801 



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FACULTY 



Banks, Edwin M. 

Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 

Barker, David J. 
Assistant Professor 
Physiology 

Barr, Lloyd 

Professor 

Physiology and Biophysics 

Bieger, Detlef 

Assistant Professor 

Physiology, 

School Basic Medical Sciences 



Vertebrate social behavior and social organization. 



Comparative neurophysiology of mammalian somatic sensory systems. 



Biophysics of excitable membranes, nexal connections between cells. 



Neuropharmacology of central sensorimotor functions in vertebrates and invertebrates. 



Cain, Charles A. 
Assistant Professor 
Bioengineering, 
Electrical Engineering 



Regulation and control in living systems; quantitative modeling techniques. 



Carter-Porges, Sue 

Assistant Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, 

Psychology 

Coles, Michael G.H. 
Assistant Professor 
Psychology 



Hormones and mammalian reproductive behavior. 



Psychophysiology of human attention and attentional performance. 



Delcomyn, Fred 
Assistant Professor 
Entomology 



Neural basis of behavior in insects and other invertebrates. 



Donchin, Emanuel 

Professor 

Psychology, Physiology 



Psychophysiology of cognitive function. 



(Neural and Behavioral Biology Faculty Cont.) 



Fagen, Robert 

Assistant Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 

Greenough, William T. 
Associate Professor 
Psychology 

Hartline, Peter H. 
Assistant Professor 
Physiology 

Heath, James E. 

Professor 

Physiology 

Hendersen, Robert W. 
Assistant Professor 
Psychology 

Hirsch, Jerry 

Professor 

Psychology, 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 



Quantitative ethology. 



Psychobiology of development in mammals. 



Sensory integrative neurophysiology of vertebrates and invertebrates. 



Central nervous control of temperature of vertebrates and invertebrates. 



Aversive conditioning, learning, and acquired motivation. 



Behavior-genetic analysis and animal behavior. 



Hockman, Charles H. 

Associate Professor 

Physiology, 

School Basic Medical Sciences 



Telencephalic and diencephalic control of brain stem mechanisms. 



Jakobsson, Eric G. 
Assistant Professor 
Physiology and Biophysics 



Mechanisms for permeability changes in electrically excitable cell membranes. 



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Kicliter, Earl 

Assistant Professor 

Physiology, 

School Basic Medical Sciences 



Comparative behavioral and neuroanatomical studies of central visual mechanisms in vertebrates. 



Larsen, Joseph R. 

Professor 

Entomology, 

Physiology and Biophysics 

Porges, Stephen W. 
Assistant Professor 
Psychology 

Ramirez, Victor D. 

Professor 

Physiology, 

School Basic Medical Sciences 



Ultrastructure and function of insect sensory receptors and central nervous system. 



Developmental psychophysiology of attention and information processing. 



Neuroendocrinology of reproduction. 



Salmon, Michael 

Associate Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 



Marine bioacoustics; reproductive behavior of invertebrates and lower vertebrates; sensory physiology and 
behavior. 



Satinoff, Evelyn 

Professor 

Psychology, Physiology 



Behavioral and physiological thermoregulation in homeotherms and hibernators. 



Sweeney, Daryl 

Associate Professor 

Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution 



Invertebrate neurochemistry and behavioral ecology. 



Teitelbaum, Philip 

Professor 

Psychology 

Trahiotis, Constantine 
Associate Professor 
Psychology 



Physiological mechanisms controlling motivated behavior: recovery of feeding and drinking after hypothalmic 
damage in rats and cats. 



Sensory psychophysics and sensory psychophysiology of audition. 



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PLANT PHYSIOLOGY 



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Because the Plant Physiology doctoral 
program has a wide representation of 
faculty from departments in the 
College of Agriculture, as well as from 
departments in the School of Life 
Sciences, students in the program 
have a wide scope of research areas 
from which to choose. The areas of 
research include photosynthesis, 
respiration, membrane transport, 
nitrogen metabolism, hormones and 
nucleic acids, herbicide action, water 
relations and environmental 
physiology, and plant disease 
physiology. 

Students entering at the Master's 
degree level usually apply to and are 
admitted to one of the participating 
departments, such as Botany in SOLS 
or Agronomy, Forestry, Horticulture, 
or Plant Pathology in the College of 
Agriculture. Upon completion of the 
Master's degree they transfer to this 
interdisciplinary Plant Physiology 
program. Graduates of the program 
receive a Doctor of Philosophy in 
Biology with a specialization in Plant 
Physiology. 

For further information write: 

Professor J. D. Paxton, Chairman 

Plant Physiology Program 

387 Morrill Hall 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Urbana, Illinois 61801 




FACULTY 



Arntzen, Charles J. 
Associate Professor 
Botany, Plant Physiology 

Boyer, John S. 
Professor 

Botany, Agronomy, 
Crop Physiology 



Photosynthesis; chloroplast organization and energetics; plant membranes: structure and function; physiology 
of plant diseases. 



Plant-water interaction; photosynthesis; regulation of plant growth; nitrogen metabolism. 



Dickinson, David B. 
Professor 

Botany, Horticulture, 
Plant Physiology 



Plant cell wall formation; function of boron; pollen physiology, including allergenic pollens. 



Dirr, Michael A. 
Assistant Professor 
Horticulture 



Nitrogen metabolism; stress physiology; salt tolerance of woody plants; production practices related to nursery 
woody plants. 



Gartner, John B. 

Professor 

Ornamental Horticulture 



Plant-Soil interaction; crop physiology. 



Goodman, Robert M. 
Assistant Professor 
Plant Pathology 



Structure and function of plant viruses; physiology of plant diseases; function of plant membranes; nucleic 
acids and proteins. 



Gottlieb, David 
Professor 
Plant Pathology 



General intermediary metabolism of plants; secondary plant products; physiology of plant diseases. 



Govindjee 
Professor 
Biophysics, Botany 



Photosynthesis, chloroplast energetics; structure and function of thylakoid membranes. 



Hageman, Richard H. 

Professor 

Agronomy, Plant Genetics 



General intermediary metabolism of plants; photosynthesis; carbon metabolism; nitrogen metabolism in plants; 
crop physiology. 



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(Plant Physiology Faculty Cont.) 



Hanson, John B. 

Professor 

Botany, 

Plant Physiology 

Harper, James E. 
Assistant Professor 
Plant Physiology 

Hopen, Herbert J. 
Professor 
Vegetable Crops, 
Horticulture 



Function and structure of plant membranes; respiration, mitochondrial structure and energetics. 



Nitrogen metabolism; production practices; plant-soil interaction; plant atmosphere interaction. 



Herbicides; crop physiology; production. 



Howell, Robert W. 

Professor 

Agronomy 

Johnson, Richard R. 
Assistant Professor 
Crop Production, 
Agronomy 

Koeppe, David E. 
Associate Professor 
Agronomy, 
Plant Physiology 

Meins, Frederick, Jr. 
Associate Professor 
Botany 



Physiology of yield; protein production and world-food requirements. 



Crop physiology; production practices; plant-water interaction; plant-soil interaction. 



Respiration, mitochondrial structure and energetics; structure and function of plant membranes; plant-water 
interaction; physiology of plant diseases. 



Plant tumor transformation; plant development; regulation of plant growth. 



Meyer, Martin M., Jr. 
Associate Professor 
Horticulture, 
Nursery Management 



Propagation by tissue culture; production practices, regulation of plant growth; crop physiology. 



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Ogren, Wiliiam L. 
Associate Professor 
Plant Physiology, 
Agronomy 



Photosynthesis; carbon metabolism; photorespiration; plant atmosphere interaction; crop physiology. 



Paxton, Jack D. 
Associate Professor 
Plant Pathology, 
Plant Physiology 

Rebeiz, Constantin A. 

Professor 

Plant Physiology, 

Horticulture 



Physiology of plant diseases; secondary plant products; physiology of symbiosis, nodulation, mycorrhizae. 



Porphyrin and chlorophyll biosynthesis, photosynthetic membranes biosynthesis; chloroplast culture, 
chloroplast organization; plant lipids; general intermediary metabolism of plants. 



Rinne, Robert W. 
Associate Professor 
Plant Physiology, 
Agronomy 

Seigler, David 
Assistant Professor 
Botany 

Shaw, Paul D. 
Professor 
Biochemistry, 
Plant Pathology 

Splittstoesser, Walter E. 
Professor 
Plant Pathology, 
Horticulture 



Plant lipids; metabolism of developing seeds. 



Secondary plant products; general intermediary metabolism of plants; plant lipids; nitrogen metabolism. 



Secondary plant products; general intermediary metabolism of plants; physiology of plant diseases; antibiotics, 
fungal viruses. 



Nitrogen metabolism; secondary plant products, carotene synthesis; herbicides; regulation of plant growth and 
crop physiology. 



Spomer, Louis A. 
Associate Professor 
Plant Physiology, 
Horticulture 



Crop physiology; plant-water interaction; plant-soil interaction; plant-atmosphere interaction. 



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(Plant Physiology Faculty Cont.) 



Stoller, Edward E. 
Associate Professor 
Plant Physiology, 
Agronomy 

Titus, John S. 
Professor 
Pomology, 
Horticulture 



Herbicides, differential weed and crop physiology and ecology. 



Crop physiology; nitrogen metabolism; translocation. 



Vanderhoef, Larry N. 
Associate Professor 
Botany 

Weber, Evelyn J. 
Associate Professor 
Plant Biochemistry, 
Agronomy 

Widholm, Jack M. 
Associate Professor 
Plant Physiology, 
Agronomy 

Wilson, Curtis M. 

Professor 

Plant Physiology, 

Agronomy 

Wraight, Colin P.A. 
Assistant Professor 
Biophysics, 
Botany 



Regulation of plant growth; organismic plant physiology; nucleic acids; nitrogen metabolism. 



Plant lipids; structure and function of plant membranes; genetic control of lipid biosynthesis. 



Plant-cell cultures; nitrogen metabolism; photorespiration; nucleic acids. 



Proteins; nitrogen metabolism; seed development; plant enzymes; nucleic acids. 



Biochemistry and biophysics of primary photochemical processes involved in energy coupling. 



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